It’s common for children to have problems with the urinary tract, ranging from minor to serious. In some cases, a pediatrician or primary care provider can treat them. However, sometimes your child may need a specialist in the urinary system (a urologist) or kidneys (a nephrologist). When that happens, the devoted doctors and staff at Banner Children’s are ready to guide you through a plan of care that’s just right for your child and family.
Pediatric nephrology & urology focuses on the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra in children.
It’s important to listen to your child if they start experiencing pain or some of these symptoms:
Our staff has special expertise in treating urinary tract problems in children, including:
Running tests to see how your child’s kidneys, liver or bladder are working can help determine the root of the problem and see if all organs are functioning properly. Your pediatrician or nephrologist/urologist may run tests and screenings, such as:
Depending on your symptoms, your pediatrician will determine the best testing option for your child.
Treatment for nephrology & children’s urology conditions will depend on the condition and the severity. Some of the treatments your pediatrician and specialist may consider include:
Talk to your pediatrician about options for your child. Trust the experts at Banner Children’s who specialize in nephrology and urology care. The team uses compassion, skill and technology to treat your child to get them back to their daily activities.